The University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine Master of Physician Assistant Studies (USF MCOM MPAS) program has applied for Accreditation-Provisional status from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
The ARC-PA provisional accreditation site visit to the USF MCOM MPAS program is scheduled for June 2016 and a response from the ARC-PA will be provided in September 2016.
Should the ARC-PA grant Accreditation-Provisional status, then the USF MCOM MPAS program will matriculate its inaugural class in May 2017.
If the USF MCOM MPAS program is not granted provisional accreditation by the ARC-PA the university will not accept or review any applications nor will it enroll students in the program.
If you are a prospective student, please visit this website periodically for updates and important notices.
Thank you for your interest in the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine Master of Physician Assistant Studies program.
(This is in accordance to the ARC-PA Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education Standard D1.03)